Bude Destination Guide

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Explore Bude (Cornwall) Seaside, Coast and Beaches

Bude is a small seaside town made popular in Victorian times when the train track arrived. It is the most northern of Cornwall towns. Bude offers a great seaside location to base a holiday with great access to beaches and the coastal scenery is stunning with great walks along some of the highest cliffs in Cornwall. There are a few beaches to choose from which offer good surfing conditions. Summerleaze and Crooklets are within the town and then Widemouth Bay a few miles to the south and the National Trust beach of Sandymouth to the north. The town centre has a good mix of independent shops and a good selection of places to eat. In a sense it has tried to modernise but also kept a lot of charm.

Bude Cornwall Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

OA Stay

Place Tags: Activities

Northcott Mouth Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Widemouth Sands Beach

Crooklets Beach

Big Blue Surf School

Place Tags: Activities

Penhallam Manor

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Crackington Haven Beach

The Strangles Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Black Rock Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Millook Haven Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Bude Sea Pool

Place Tags: Activities and Lidos - Pools

The Castle

Place Tags: Restaurants